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FTR #903 Daniel Hopsicker on Donald Trump and How He Is Going to Make America Great Again

Donald Trump’s entire business career–his “art of the deal”–derives from highly questionable dealings with a pantheon of organized crime figures, corrupt financiers and intelligence-connected operatives. From his early entrepreneurial career in Atlantic City to his undertakings in Florida to his operations in Western cities like Las Vegas, one finds Trump associated with Jimmy-Hoffa linked Mafia figures, people from the milieu of Howard Hughes and Iran-Contra players such as Adnan Khashoggi. Trump has projected financier Carl Icahn as his Secretary of the Treasury, ignoring Icahn’s link to what Daniel has called “Cocaine One” and the mysterious, nefarious Skyway airlines. Trump’s Atlantic City deals involved mob-linked figures like Dan Sullivan, Kenneth Shapiro, “Fat Tony Salerno” and Nicky Scarfo. More significantly, the State of New Jersey, Atlantic City officials, and the Holiday Inn interests have aided Trump in highly questionable ways. In Las Vegas, Trump has been the heir to figures from the Meyer Lansky and Howard Hughes interests, such as Louis Lesser. Trump’s larger circle of friends links to individuals and institutions involved with the Marcos family in the Philippines, whose largesse derived from the Golden Lily loot secreted by the Japanese in World War II. Program Highlights Include: Craig Lesser (Louis Lesser’s son) and his role in accessing some of the Golden Lily loot in the Philippines; Iran-Contra figure Adnan Khashoggi’s sale of his personal yacht to Donald Trump; Khashoggi’s links to Imelda Marcos; Trump’s flipping of a luxury Palm Beach (Florida) property to Russian mobster Dimitry Rybolovlev; Trump’s use of “offshoring” tactics to render his dealings opaque.


FTR #715 Interview (#5) with Russ Baker, Author of “Family of Secrets”

Poppy Bush tabbed by Gerald Ford to head CIA as Kennedy assassination investigations proceed; Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove and Paul Wolfowitz launch their careers courtesy of Poppy and Gerald Ford in same time period.


Harken Energy: A Money-Laundering Vehicle for–among other things–Japanese War Gold?

Comment: The brilliant new book Family of Secrets by Russ Baker analyzes the development of Harken Energy, one of George W. Bush’s energy companies. Detailing the many strange aspects of the company’s development, Baker posits that the firm may well have been a money-laundering vehicle for powerful, reactionary interests around the world. Discussing the Marcos […]


Gold Warriors

America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold, by Sterling & Peggy Seagrave


FTR #428 Gold Warriors: An Interview with Peggy Seagrave

Listen: MP3 Side 1 | Side 2 RealAudio   Introduction: Following directly and supplementing FTRs #426 and #427, this interview with Peggy Seagrave highlights many of the key points of discussion in the remarkable new book authored by Peggy and her husband Sterling–Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold. (The Seagraves authored The Yamato Dynasty, […]


FTR #427 Guilding the Lily: The Japanese Looting of Asia in World War II

Listen: MP3 One Segment RealAudio NB: This RealAudio stream con­tains both FTRs #426 and #427 in sequence. Each is a 30 minute broadcast. Foreshadowing information presented at greater length in FTR#428 and supplementing information presented in FTRs 290, 291, 426, the program sets forth the fascinating tale of “Golden Lily,” the name for the looting […]